Up coming Event!

29th APRIL 2012

This year the Save the Mary River Coordinating Group are planning to paddle up the weir at Kandanga to Blue Creek. This will be a short 3 km paddle with some interesting features along the way.

See link below for further details


Family River Fun Day by the Mary River - Sun 7th Nov 2010

As part of the Mary River Festive spirit, we kick off at "Heatherview"  Wilcox Rd, Kybong for an afternoon of fun by the beautiful Mary River on 7th November 1pm to 8pm. .Come join us for an afternoon of activities including tree planting, swimming, canoeing (bring your canoe), games, music.and food.  Bring a chair and sunscreen.  Entry by gold coin donation.

Sunday 11th July 11.30am the Opening of the Save the Mary Museum and River Education Centre

Invitation to the opening of the Save the Mary Museum and River Education Centre (next to Kandanga Railway Station) on Sunday 11 July at 11.30am with Wildlife Crusader, Bob Irwin as special Guest Speaker.

The Museum will be a tribute to all the people who worked so hard to overturn the decision to dam the Mary River. Visitors are lead around the walls of the building by following a section of the  rainbow scarf   that was knitted by volunteers during the lengthy campaign (the entire scarf is hundreds of metres long).  These walls become a story-board of the campaign from start to finish, packed full of colourful photos and signs,  crammed with information.  The museum also features a resource area focussed on river education.  read more..

4th Anniversary canoe floatilla and tree planting - Traveston Crossing 24th April 2010

floatilla4Download the attached  invitation and registration forms for  the 4th Anniversary Canoe Floatilla finishing with a Traveston Crossing tree planting on Saturday 24th April 2010. RSVP by Thurs 22nd April to

Art of Protest - Gympie Art Gallery 23rd Feb-3rd April 2010

You are invited to the opening of 'The Art of Protest' exhibition at Gympie Regional Gallery on
February 27th at 11.30am.

Dambusters Bulletin Dec 09

Welcome to the Dambusters Bulletin Dec 09 - Victory Edition.

Highlights include:

Traveston Crossing Dam gets final "No"......p 1.

Ways to protect the Mary River Forever..........p 2.

On the Road to Recovery..................................p 3.

Prayers for Mary .................................................p 4.

STMRCG Officer Bearers AGM Dec 09...........p 4.



Trees of Knowledge - the overlooked figs of the Mary Valley

For a political party that was born under a special tree, the current Qld Labor government seems to have forgotten it's roots!

Prime Minister says "I've swum in the Mary, I know it's a beautiful place"

On Tuesday, 2 November, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd arrived for a health forum at Hervey Bay hospital and he was greeted by a sea of yellow made up of Greater Mary Association members.

He left the vehicle he arrived in and walked over to our group, shook everyone's hand, received a gift of a "Love, Mary" book, a no dam pen and an "I love Mary" mug and strode away.

It was all over in a flash, but one sentence spoken by the Prime Minister left us pondering it's significance. On receiving the gift, his words were "Don't worry, I've swum in the Mary River, I know it's a beautiful place."

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